How to get a medical cannabis card online?
July 23, 2014
How to get a medical cannabis card online? As a first time patient I wouldn’t do it. It is your responsibility to make sure your doctor is a licensed medical doctor in California. California Medical Board has a website to check licenses of medical doctors. Check it before your see your doctor as collectives will also be checking your doctor’s license. If you get a feeling that a clinic is not run by a doctor, it most likely is not. Does your clinic have a history of being in the same place? If you do have to go to court, your doctor will need to have records of your visit sent to the court. If you have difficulty getting a hold of your doctor or records for your visit when it comes time to testify, it will make it harder to prove your legitimacy. Make sure your recommendation has a gold seal or embossed seal. Also make sure that your recommendation has a 24 hour online and phone verification. Each collective or patient group will verify your recommendation every time you visit.
During your evaluation your medical marijuana doctor will teach you how to get a medical cannabis card online for your renewal. What not to do: Leave your recommendation at home. Always keep proof of your recommendation with you. California Attorney General Guidelines shift the burden of proof on you at the time of encountering a law enforcement officer to prove that you have a genuine and valid “written” recommendation. Stating that you have a marijuana recommendation at home is not enough to prevent you from being cited, arrested, and / or both. Famous last words of patients charged with marijuana offenses are, “I keep my recommendation on me at all times.” or, “I only treat myself with marijuana at home.” or, “I don’t drive so having my recommendation on me is not necessary.” Our office helps our patients by providing a durable and wallet sized recommendation.